Kingdoms of Germany
is a fun but somewhat ?dry? wargame set in medieval Germany.From a short critique
of the game by veteran wargame reviewer M.E. Brooks, ?...Economics, diplomacy and military forces all coalesced into a challenging game; however, Kingdoms of Germany
did not conform to the historical milieu and the overall nature of this product was almost completely game-oriented as opposed to teaching any historical lessons. A sequel to [Brian Vodnik?s earlier] Vikings: Fields of Conquest
, although not as geographically interesting.?
MEB?s criticisms notwithstanding, I found Kingdoms of Germany to be an interesting entertaining game that retains most of the high points of Vikings, including a decent computer AI and a strong board game feel. Unfortunately it looks and plays too much like Vikings without any significant improvements?basically it?s the same game on a new map. If you like Vikings, you will probably enjoy this ?sequel? that should have been marketed as an ?add-on? rather than a brand new game.